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from michigan. ms. stabenow: thank you, madam president. the presiding officer: we are in a quorum call. ms. stabenow: i would ask suspension of the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. stabenow: thank you. madam president, i rise today to once again speak about the fact that in july -- july 25 of this year, the senate passed a middle-class tax cut bill guaranteeing that the first $250,000 of income that any american has would be exempted from any tax increase. now, we all know that the vast majority -- in fact, 98% of americans -- make less than that amount of money. so we are talking about 98% of americans receiving tax cuts under that proposal. back in july, we passed this proposal, and it is now still waiting in the house of representatives. so far the house leadership has refused to even let the bill come up for a vote, even though we all know that there are a majority of members in the house that would vote for this and guarantee that, as we go into christmas, middle-class families across america would know that they would have $2,200 in their pocket, more in
michigan the rest of the world that britain has strong and decisive government. and i'm grateful to my liberal democrat colleagues have helped me in this, and i hope both liberal democrats and conservatives celebrate the increase in the personal allowance. there are many conservatives who also wanted to achieve that. is also something of course liberal democrats -- shows we're helping working people even in these very difficult times. >> some of the positive impacts of this -- including saving people increase in their electricity bills, extension of the carbon price floors, and the 135 million pounds of capital spending. but i ask the chancellor this. given the rocky road is presented and the credibility he has on the markets, could he not find his way of borrowing more money for infrastructure projects to create jobs and keep people on the dole? >> counselor? >> first of all can i welcome the support is given to some of the measures we have taken to help the northern irish economy, and i'm well aware there are particular problems northern irish economy. the banking system which requir
, states where housing was hardest hit, nevada, california, florida, michigan. another bright spot, the nation's biggest homebuilder, toll brothers, reporting orders rising sharply. >> the mortgage rate, the best time. a steal. >> reporter: david muir, abc new, new york. >> look at the fact that the housing collapse in this country was one of the reason we went into recession, the hard-hit states, primarily florida, nevada, california. it's good to see the states bouncing back. a lot of good news in there. hope a soon of things to come. things get back to somewhat normal after the, the recession continues to ease. that's good news. worth highlighting. >> mortgage rates at historic lows. you have to get your home to appraise for more than what you paid for it. ideally. >> ideally. no. you have to. you can't be upside down. you cannot refinance. >>> also on the upswing, the number of women in some of the country's best paid, most prestigious jobs. new numbers show that women -- let's hear it for the ladies -- now account for a third of doctors and lawyers making huge strides. >> yip,
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